Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.27s SpeedIndex
3.34s First CPU Idle
3.34s Time To Interactive
3.4s Visually Complete
3.61s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.62s Largest Contentful Paint
0.81s SpeedIndex
1.71s First CPU Idle
1.71s Time To Interactive
1.89s Fully Loaded
1.9s Visually Complete

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#3 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.84s SpeedIndex
4.3s Visually Complete
5.55s First CPU Idle
5.55s Time To Interactive
117.67s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.17s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.49s SpeedIndex
2.17s Largest Contentful Paint
2.65s First CPU Idle
2.65s Time To Interactive
2.8s Visually Complete
2.9s Fully Loaded

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#5 PRAVDA
0.33s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.85s SpeedIndex
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
1.14s First CPU Idle
1.14s Time To Interactive
1.36s Fully Loaded
1.4s Visually Complete

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#6 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.9s Start Render
2.28s SpeedIndex
5.59s First CPU Idle
5.59s Time To Interactive
13.9s Visually Complete
16.92s Fully Loaded

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#7 EL PAIS
0.26s Backend
1s Start Render
3.42s SpeedIndex
3.85s Largest Contentful Paint
4.7s Visually Complete
5.58s First CPU Idle
5.58s Time To Interactive
8.64s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
1.1s Start Render
2.86s First CPU Idle
2.86s Time To Interactive
3.32s SpeedIndex
5.6s Visually Complete
12.86s Fully Loaded

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#9 BBC
0.16s Backend
1.2s Start Render
1.93s SpeedIndex
3.2s Visually Complete
5.09s First CPU Idle
5.09s Time To Interactive
9.05s Fully Loaded

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.12s Backend
1.57s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s Start Render
2.81s First CPU Idle
2.81s Time To Interactive
2.91s SpeedIndex
7.62s Fully Loaded
9.5s Visually Complete

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